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Are You Part of the 20 Percent?

If you are feeling very stressed, you may take at least some solace in the fact that many of the people around you share the same feelings. According to the annual “Stress in America” survey conducted by the American Psychological Association, more than one in five Americans say that they experience chronic “severe stress.” Only […]

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Aging Concerns

As the population ages and Baby Boomers enter their senior years, it should be noted that an Institute of Medicine panel recently pointed out that one in five seniors has a mental health or substance abuse problem. The panel went on to say that theirs is a conservative estimate that does not include a number […]

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Capsule Summary

In recent years, investigations into the biological causes of depression have shown that anti-depressant medications can effectively relieve symptoms in many cases. However, no one should presume that selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which target brain chemicals linked with depression, are necessarily a cure-all. One government study shows that fewer than half of people on […]

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Youthful Obsessions and Compulsions

It is hardly uncommon for youngsters at various points in their lives to be concerned with matters such as symmetry and having things perfect, as exemplified by avoiding sidewalk cracks and insisting on bedtime rituals. However, when such concerns become so overriding that they interfere with the ability to conduct their everyday lives, the problem […]

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Getting Under their Own Skin

It is hardly uncommon for youngsters at various points in their lives to be concerned with matters such as symmetry and having things perfect, as exemplified by avoiding sidewalk cracks and insisting on bedtime rituals. However, when such concerns become so overriding that they interfere with the ability to conduct their everyday lives, the problem […]

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Sleep on it?

Many people believe that it is better to get a good night’s sleep before making an important (or difficult) decision. However, sleeping after experiencing a traumatic event may be an entirely different matter. According to new research, sleeping following a traumatic event might only serve to lock in bad memories and emotions. The inability to […]

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Dealing with Pregnancy-Related Depression

Pregnancy and the postpartum period are times when women might feel particularly vulnerable to depression, which strikes one in ten women during pregnancy or shortly thereafter. Changes in a woman’s body, along with hormonal fluctuations, can be particularly difficult for pregnant women with psychiatric issues. This is especially true for women who have an eating […]

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Matters of Perception

A primary tenet of cognitive therapy is that the way a person thinks about events often has more power to disturb him or her than the events themselves. With this in mind, the goal of treatment is to teach people how their own thoughts dictate their feelings, and then help them change their thinking in […]

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